Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Bucs Limp into Big D as Big Betting on NFL Underdog to Cowboys

December 20th, 2018 NFL Football, Online Wagering

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to rate as one of the least appealing teams on the betting on NFL board.  While the coaches and players change for the Bucs the results remain the same.  This is a poorly run franchise that can’t get out of its own way.  A clear difference from Tampa Bay are the Dallas Cowboys.  Accordingly, “America’s Team” leads the NFC East Division.  However last week’s loss at Indianapolis was a stink bomb.  Admittedly the Dallas offense was not highly rated to begin with.  But to be shutout by the Colts is an utter embarrassment.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs.  Dallas Cowboys

Date and Time: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 1 p.m. ET

Location:  AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

NFL odds at SBG:

Buccaneers+7 (-105)47 (-113)
Cowboys-7 (-115)47 (-107)
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Buccaneers vs. Cowboys TV Coverage: FOX

Dallas Cowboys

Last week for Dallas was a 23-0 debacle of a loss at Indianapolis.  As a result, the Cowboys now have a Betting on NFL record of 8-6 both straight up and vs. the odds.  Dallas has gone under the total in nine out of 14 games.  Consequently, the loss snapped a five-game win and payout streak by the Cowboys.  Overall Dallas ranks 26th in the NFL for scoring offense.  Offsetting that is a strong defense that ranks fourth for points allowed.  Running back Ezekiel Elliott remains productive with 1349 yards rushing and six touchdowns.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay has an online wagering record of 5-9 straight up, 6-7-1 against the spread, and 8-6 over the total.  Last week was a 20-12 loss at Baltimore.  Tampa Bay resides in the NFC South Division basement with the Atlanta Falcons.  It follows that the Bucs rank 30th in the NFL for points allowed.  Offensively Tampa Bay is a more respectable 13th for scoring.  Certainly, quarterback Jameis Winston is not progressing as hoped.  Consider his 14/13 touchdown to interception ratio and 85.3 rating.  In comparison Ryan Fitzpatrick has a 100.4 rating with 17 touchdowns and 12 picks.

Stats to Consider

Tampa Bay has gushed red ink as a road dog.  For example, the Buccaneers have just covered three of their last 12 getting points away from home.  And 10 of their last 12 in that situation have gone over the total.  Balanced against that is Dallas and their subpar margin as a home chalk.  The Cowboys have covered just six of their last 14 as a favorite at AT&T Stadium.  Six of their last nine has a home favorite have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Head to head Tampa Bay has had a surprising recent edge. To illuminate the Bucs have paid in three straight game against the Cowboys.  Additionally, 10 of the last 12 between these teams have gone under the total.  At AT&T Stadium the Bucs have covered their last two visits.  Also, both games went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Dallas has the betting on NFL matchup advantage on defense and at quarterback.  Dak Prescott has a 17/8 touchdown to interception ratio and 94.0 rating.  In particular Winston will have little margin for error against the Dallas defense.

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Betting on NFL Picks

Not withstanding last week Dallas is the better team here.

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Betting on NFL Pick:  Dallas Cowboys

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Betting on NFL Score Prediction: Cowboy 24, Buccaneers 14

Catch highlights of the Buccaneers loss to Baltimore last week!

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